Restless City: Beauty Above All Else

You’d be forgiven for thinking Restless City, photographer Andrew Dosunmu’s first feature, is all aesthetic and nothing else. The film is indeed saturated with beauty, youth, and blackness. The cameras linger on the cast’s features, hone in on svelte midsections as they pace softly-lit rooms, and the sound suddenly shuts out in parts, with the [...]

Does Saru Care About Transformation? – The Southern Kings As Case Study

At some point every rational-thinking South African rugby fan has to ask themselves this question; does the South African Rugby Union (Saru) actually care about transformation? Sure, all kinds of noises are made about transforming this sport we love, so that it can be more representative of South Africa –  but is Saru just talking the talk, or are they [...]

To Russia, With Love

On the 7th July 1896 the Lumière brothers screened six soundless films at the Watson Hotel in Bombay as part of their roadshow which included performances by magicians. Dhundiraj Govind Phalke (Dadasaheb Phalke), the newly widowed artist and printer, shared the fin de siècle Victorian fascination with the novel and bizarre was an eager part of [...]

Rumba in Dar es Salaam: Tanzania’s Music Heritage Repackaged and Reissued

Today The Con is drawing your attention to a great new mixtape from Radio Tanzania, which was recently made available via Okay Africa‘s Africa in Your Earbuds Mixtape series. The Tanzanian Heritage Project is an NGO dedicated to preserving and celebrating the musical heritage of Tanzania, with a particular focus on the archive of Radio Tanzania, the [...]

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